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At the end of a long workday, it can feel like a Herculean task to put down the carry-out menu, haul yourself off the couch, and prepare a nutritious, home-cooked meal in your own kitchen. But, if you don’t break the cycle now, you risk remaining in an unsatisfying rut of microwave dinners and empty-calorie snacking later in your nights. I get it, though — for those who aren’t the best cooks, it can be difficult to know where to start. I’m talking both where to start looking for recipes and where to start in terms of cookware to buy, but the key takeaway here is that you have to start somewhere. And, there’s arguably no better solution than investing in a good Dutch oven, namely Le Creuset’s classic round wide oven. Not only is this the best piece of cookware for getting into home cooking, but right now, it’s also on sale for just $210. That’s an entire $130 off its original price! Plus, if you divide the pot’s cost by how many times you’re going to use it, well, it’s practically nothing.
The reason we so highly recommend this wide oven is because Dutch ovens in general are great for making simple yet delicious meals without lots of effort on your part. You don’t even have to Google a recipe or have a set list of ingredients prepared. Instead, just throw in whatever protein and veggies are already in your fridge, season them with your favorite spices, and place the pot in the oven. No standing over the stove or stirring required! Shoppers can’t get enough of this fuss-free piece, and it’s sure to sell even faster now with that unreal discount. “I absolutely love to cook, and having the right cookware makes it an amazing experience,” one Le Creuset reviewer wrote. “I always wanted to own this but was afraid to spend that much money. After purchasing my first piece, I was HOOKED.”
You, too, will be hooked in no time thanks to the pot’s enameled cast iron material, which distributes heat quickly and evenly and keeps your eats warm long after you take them out of the oven. Cleanup will also be a breeze, as any remaining food lifts right off the nonstick surface without you having to scrub. And, whereas Le Creuset’s signature 5.5-quart Dutch oven is nice for a smaller family dinner, the wide version will easily feed an entire dinner party (or just you for the whole week). Its 9-inch diameter means the contents won’t be crowded, and you’ll get perfectly browned meats and veggies as a result. Whether you’re in the mood for baked pasta, a seasonal stew, or a pot pie dish, this wide oven is the piece to reach for.